Indian actress Tanushree Dutta says attempts were made to murder her

Tanushree Dutta represented India in the 2004 Miss Universe beauty pageant. Photo: Tanushree Dutta/Instagram

Popular Indian actress Tanushree Dutta claims multiple murder attempts have been made against her after she started the #MeToo movement in Bollywood and showed support for the late actor, Sushant Singh Rajput.

On Sept 23, Tanushree appeared on Connect FM Canada and revealed that the brakes of her vehicle was tampered with in two different instances.

“Once, I met with a really bad accident. I was just short of breaking some bones,” the 38-year-old said.

“The accident set me back a couple of months and it took me some time to recuperate from those injuries due to a lot of blood loss,” said the Aashiq Banaya Aapne actress.

Tanushree shared another similar experience which occurred in Hawaii, the United States,

She believed someone tried to poison her drink.

“There was a maid who was, in my words, planted in my house and my health progressively declined. Now, it is my suspicion that there was something mixed in my water, as she doesn’t cook and only handles in bringing me water,” she said.

She also went on her Instagram to tell her fans about this issue and said that she will not back down.

"I'm being harassed & targeted very badly. Please someone do something!! First it was my bollywood work being sabotaged ... I barely escaped death & returned mumbai after 40 days to resume normal life & work. Now (there are) strange disgusting stuff in my building outside my flat," she wrote on July 19.

"I'm not going to commit suicide for sure ... Nor am I leaving & going anywhere. I'm here to stay & resurrect my public career to greater heights than ever before!" she added.

Back in 2018, Tanushree sparked off a #MeToo debate in Bollywood by accusing the actor, Nana Patekar, 71, of sexually harassing her on the set of the 2009 film Horn ‘Ok’ Pleassss.

She also accused choreographer Ganesh Acharya, director Rakesh Sarang and producer Sami Siddiqui as accomplices in the harassment she faced, according to Zee News.

In 2019, Nana was cleared of the claims made against him. This was considered a catalyst for the #MeToo movement in India.

Tanushree represented India in the 2004 Miss Universe beauty pageant. She started her acting career in Bollywood later and starred in Hindi films such as Bhagam Bhag and Dhol.

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